Next Tuesday, March 8 is International Women’s Day. Worldwide, women continue to contribute to social, economic, cultural and political achievement. They are important pillars of society, especially evident in many of the contexts in which CBM works. Pastor Das Sydney of Highland Baptist Church recently returned from India, where he was serving on a short-term mission trip with a few of his church members.
He shares, “In India – we followed in your footsteps, in visiting a Kui village. Attached are pictures of a woman, close to the village, which represented to me the hardships that women have to bear in that area. She is carrying a child, has a hoe over her shoulder, and water and food on her head…..She works in the field, cares for her children, and manages the home. We recognize how universal that is, but in that context, we see starkly the harshness of life and the hardships she faces, as a farm worker, homemaker, wife and mother.”
It is the reality of women all over the world, who CBM along with the local church, are working together to ensure they receive full support, care and encouragement no matter what they face. This is what CBM’s campaign, She Matters Too, is all about. Click the link below to find out more!